Springboard for the Arts has re-opened their Personal Emergency Relief Fund with a limited pool of funds. Applications are open from Monday, November 16, to Friday, December 4.
The deadline to apply is 5pm Central, Friday, December 4. The Fund supplies $500 to artists living in Minnesota with catastrophic, career-threatening emergencies such as income loss from cancellations, closures, and postponements in the COVID-19 pandemic, medical emergency, theft, or natural disaster. After the application window closes and eligibility is verified, applications will be placed into pools for random selection through a random lottery process.
Applicants must meet these eligibility requirements:
- Must be an artist, culture bearer, or creative worker based in Minnesota.
- Must not have received Emergency Relief Funding from Springboard for the Arts after March 13, 2020.
- Must meet one of the following criteria as a member of a priority population: 1) Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and/or Native, 2) Artists from Greater MN (live outside the 7-county, Twin Cities metro area), 3) LGBTQIA+ artists, or 4) Artists from the disability community, including those who are immuno-compromised
Funding for this round of the Emergency Relief Fund comes from individual donors, anonymous support, Team Lori & Julia for MyTalk 107.1 Project Down and Dirty, including sponsors David at First Equity and Aquarius Home Services, and the City of Saint Paul.